Blast from the Past 3

Aug 7, 2012

This is the mini album that started it all… I wanted to create something special for my oldest daughter Terri, who was getting ready to celebrate her 17th birthday. I had seen lots of mini albums in the gallery at Two Peas In A Bucket and decided Terri’s upcoming birthday was just the push I needed to jump into the world of creating mini albums.

At first I was scared to death because I had no clue what in the world I was doing or even how to begin. I went to a scrapbook store which was just down the street and started looking at all the products. Mind you, this was a very strange world to me. I was still learning what Rub ons and brads were and never mind the overwhelming feeling of deciding on which patterned paper to use. What I decided to do and still do to this day is purchase the entire line of patterned paper I liked, as well as any other embellishments the manufacturer made that I would use and go from there.

The thought of picking out multiple patterned papers from different manufacturers and matching them still to this day sends me right over the edge. I leave this kinda of decision making up to Christine Drumheller who owns Cocoa Daisy. I mean really, why stress myself out over something she does so beautifully.

I would say my style is still pretty much the same… my mini albums never close because they are so full. I learned rather quickly that accordion style albums were not very practical for me no matter how much I loved them. I still love to create pockets for photos and tags, love journaling strips, dimensional embellishments are still favorites, and I even see some bling starting to appear here and there. Also, do you notice one product missing? I had not yet discovered…  STICKLES! There are NO STICKLES to be found on this mini album. I will have to dig around and see if I can find the first project I ever applied Stickles to… it could not have been too long after making this mini album.

Do you all ever go back and look at your past work? If not, you really should. It’s been fun seeing things I made years ago.


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